Sept. 16, 2013
OFCC INVITATIONAL – University of Illinois
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – The University of Note Dame men’s tennis team concluded the elite OFCC Invitational with another strong day Sunday, winning four of five singles matches and a doubles contest against a field littered with ranked opponents and top talent.
Earning the big win on the day was senior Greg Andrews, who is ranked 31st in the country, as the Richland, Mich., native took down No. 17 Jared Hiltzik of Illinois in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.
Also performing well on day three were Quentin Monaghan, Nicolas Montoya and Billy Pecor, who all earned impressive wins. Monaghan took down Kentucky’s Kevin Lai, 7-5, 6-3, Montoya bested Illinois’ Brian Page, 8-2, and Pecor outlasted, Memphis’ David O’Hare, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-4.
In doubles, Pecor and Eric Schnurrenberger defeated Justin Shane and Jordan Daigle, 8-6.
The Irish return to action in two weeks as select members of the squad head to Tulsa, Okla., for the ITA All-American Championships, while the remaining Irish performers stay home for the renamed Bobby Bayliss Invitational, named after Notre Dame’s long-time head coach and ITA Hall of Famer Bobby Bayliss, who retired last season after over two decades of service to the program.
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No. 31 Greg Andrews (ND) d. No. 17 Jared Hiltzik (ILL), 6-4, 6-3
Quentin Monaghan (ND) d. Kevin Lai (KY), 7-5, 6-3
Jordan Daigle (MEM) d. Eric Schnurrenberger (ND), 6-2, 6-2
Nicolas Montoya (ND) d. Brian Page (ILL), 8-2
Billy Pecor (ND) d. David O’Hare (MEM), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-4
Vredevelt Invitational – Western Michigan University
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – As has been the case all weekend, the University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team had its way with the rest of the field at the Vredevelt Invitational hosted by Western Michigan, as the Irish won four of six singles matches and both doubles contests Sunday.
Highlighting the day was Bandy, who knocked off No. 124 Nadin Indre of Western Michigan in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5. Elsewhere, Lawson, Matt Dooley and Fredericka won in straight sets.
In doubles, Lawson and Dooley took down Xavier’s Adam Krull and Michael Moe, 8-6, and Fredericka and Barnard dropped Jakub Eisner and Rolando Torrellas of Illinois State, 8-4.
Bandy (ND) def. Indre (WMU) 6-3, 7-5
Islinger (UWGB) def. Sabacinski (ND) 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (11)
Lawson (ND) def. Eisner (ISU) 6-1, 6-2
Wilson (ISU) def. Barnard (ND) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (6)
Dooley (ND) def. Marks (CSU) 6-0, 6-0
Fredericka (ND) def. Moe (XU) 7-5, 6-0
MVP – Howard Scott, UWGB
Adam Krull, Xavier
Ryan Bandy, Notre Dame
Leopold Islinger, UWGB
Kenneth Sabacinski, Notre Dame
Michael Fredericka, Notre Dame
Alex Lawson, Notre Dame
Michael Tenzer, UWGB
QUOTE ON DAY THREE OF ACTION – Head Coach Ryan Sachire
“Day three of our opening weekend of competition was another strong one for our team. It was great to see our four seniors conclude each of their weekends with strong singles wins, in particular Ryan Bandy, who earned a nationally ranked win on his way to a perfect 4-0 singles record at Western Michigan. The coaching staff and I are excited to get back to work with our guys Tuesday, as we look to build on the momentum gained this past weekend within our program.”
— Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director